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Harbor Regional Center employs a talented and diverse staff of over 455 dedicated employees who provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

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Applicant Details

All applicants must complete the Harbor Regional Center Employment Application to be considered for a position.

Resumes are requested, however, does not replace the application.

Harbor Regional Center will contact only those applicants being considered for employment. Upon job acceptance, candidates will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and be subject to a thorough criminal background check.

A reasonable accommodation may be requested for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

If you need an accommodation to complete an employment application or participate in the recruiting process, please email the Human Resources Department-

Harbor Developmental Disabilities Foundation (HDDF), dba Harbor Regional Center (HRC) does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical conditions (such as cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, and military and veteran status.

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Harbor Regional Center (HRC) provides quality services, support, information, and choices for people with developmental disabilities and their families, to promote their participation as valued neighbors in our communities. HRC serves over 18,000 people with developmental disabilities of all ages, and their families who reside in the South Bay, Harbor, Long Beach, and southeast areas of Los Angeles County. HRC provides assessment and diagnosis, individualized planning, service coordination linking people with services, assistance in finding and using community services, and purchase of services identified in the individual plan. HRC is a private nonprofit corporation funded through a contract with the State of California Department of Developmental Services.

The current total amount of HRC’s contract for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024 is $406 million ($55 million for Operations and $353 million for Purchase of Service, offset by $2 million in Other Income). Operations funding covers salaries and benefits for over 450 employees; facility rent and maintenance of HRC’s Torrance main office and campus, and satellite office in Long Beach; and other operating costs. HRC utilizes Purchase of Service (POS) funding to purchase services and supports for the individuals we serve through a network of approximately 1,800 service providers, managed by HRC’s Department of Community Service. Other Income consists of funding from sources other than the DDS contract. Previously HRC was the representative payee for a number of our clients who receive SSI and other Social Security benefits. We have transitioned to third party representative payees; however, we continue to monitor and provide technical assistance.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Controller will lead all day-to-day Finance operations and supervise the Accounting team. The Controller will ensure that HRC has the policies, procedures, and systems in place to support effective program implementation. The Controller serves as a resource to the organization on finance and accounting best practices. This role is responsible for the accurate and timely financial reports including monthly reimbursement claims as specified in HRC’s contract with DDS. The Controller is the point person and manages external audits including the annual independent audit and DDS biennial audit. The Controller is responsible for regulatory compliance and deadlines associated with 1099 production and the production of the 990 tax return.

The Controller will manage the Accounting Team consisting of five (5) direct reports, including the Assistant Controller. Eleven (11) staff report to the Assistant Controller. The Accounting Team is part of the Administration department along with Information Technology and Facilities.


Client Services Manager (Early Childhood Services)


The Client Services Manager, under direction of the Department of Early Childhood Services Director, is responsible for managing the successful delivery of services and supports for our clients with developmental disabilities and their families, pursuant to the provisions of the Lanterman Act as well as the policies established by the Harbor Regional Center Board of Trustees.


Service Coordinator


Under the direction of a Client Services Manager, Service Coordinators are responsible for providing service coordination for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to enable them to participate in family and community life as fully as possible and to do so pursuant to the provisions of the Lanterman Act as well as the policies established by the Harbor Regional Center Board of Trustees.


Team Assistant


Responsible for providing a high level of customer service to clients, families, service providers, Service Coordinators, the general public, and all others.

Performs a wide variety of clerical duties in support of the Client Services Manager, Service Coordinators, and other staff.


Incumbent may perform any or all of the following: